A Strange Loop leads with 11 nominations, while a number of A-list actors scored nominations for their roles.
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Broadway's back, baby! And it will be honoring some of the Great White Way's brightest stars next month at the 2022 Tony Awards, marking the first time since the pandemic that the annual awards show has returned to its rightful home (and month) of celebration.

Following a months-long lockdown, delayed openings, and multiple false starts for shows due to rising COVID cases, the 2021-2022 season ended with an impressive 34 productions opening on Broadway. (And it's worth it to note that 15 of those productions opened in April alone!) Nominations were announced Monday on the Tony Awards official YouTube channel by Adrienne Warren and Joshua Henry.

The critically acclaimed A Strange Loop — which has already been honored with a Pulitzer Prize in drama — officially branded itself as "the one to beat" in this year's Tony race. The show picked up 11 nominations, including honors for Best Musical, Best Original Score for creator Michael R. Jackson, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for Jaquel Spivey. Also receiving a high number of nominations were the Michael Jackson musical MJ and Paradise Square (10 each) and the new Company revival (9 nominations.)

This year's Tony Awards honored a number of A-list performers who took their talents to the Broadway stage, including Billy Crystal for Mr. Saturday Night, Jesse Williams for Take Me Out, and Hugh Jackman for The Music Man. But there were some notable big name shut-outs, too: namely, Beanie Feldstein's performance in Funny Girl and Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick in Plaza Suite.

West Side Story star and Oscar winner Ariana DeBose will host the 75th annual Tony Awards, which will air on June 12, live from both coasts, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS. The show will also stream live and on demand on Paramount+, which will host exclusive content starting at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

See the full list of nominees below:

Tony Nominations Jesse Williams/ Rachel Dratch /Hugh Jackman
Jesse Williams, Rachel Dratch, and Hugh Jackman
| Credit: Joan Marcus (2); Paul Kolnik

Best Play 

Clyde's
Hangmen
Skeleton Crew
The Lehman Trilogy
The Minutes

Best Musical

Girl From the North Country
MJ
Mr. Saturday Night
Six
A Strange Loop

Paradise Square

Best Revival of a Play

American Buffalo
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf
How I Learned to Drive
Take Me Out
Trouble in Mind

Best Revival of a Musical

Caroline, or Change
Company
The Music Man

Best Book of a Musical

BIlly Crystal, Lowell Ganz, and Babloo Mandel, Mr. Saturday Night
Michael R. Jackson, A Strange Loop
Lynn Nottage, MJ
Chritina Anderson, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan, Paradise Square
Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, Six
Conor McPherson, Girl From the North Country

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Tom Kitt and Michael Korie, Flying Over Sunset
Jason Robert Brown and Amanda Green, Mr. Saturday Night
Jason Howland, Larry Kirwan, Nathan Tysen, and Masi Asare, Paradise Square
Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, Six
Michael R. Jackson, A Strange Loop

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Simon Russell Beale, The Lehman Trilogy
Adam Godley, The Lehman Trilogy
Adrian Lester, The Lehman Trilogy
David Threlfall, Hangmen
David Morse, How I Learned to Drive
Sam Rockwell, American Buffalo
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lakawanna Blues

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

LaChanze, Trouble in Mind
Deirdre O'Connell, Dana H.
Mary-Louise Parker, How I Learned To Drive
Gabby Beans, The Skin of Our Teeth
Ruth Negga, Macbeth

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Billy Crystal, Mr. Saturday Night
Myles Frost, MJ
Hugh Jackman, The Music Man
Rob McClure, Mrs. Doubtfire
Jaquel Spivey, A Strange Loop

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical 

Sharon D Clarke, Caroline or Change
Carmen Cusack, Flying Over Sunset
Sutton Foster, The Music Man
Joaquina Kalukango, Paradise Square
Mare Winningham, The Girl From the North Country

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play 

Alfie Allen, Hangmen
Chuck Cooper, Trouble in Mind
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Take Me Out
Michael Oberholtzer, Take Me Out
Jesse Williams, Take Me Out
Ron Cephas Jones, Clyde's

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play 

Uzo Aduba, Clyde's
Kara Young, Clyde's
Phylicia Rashad, Skeleton Crew
Rachel Dratch, POTUS
Julie White, POTUS
Kenita R. Miller, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Matt Doyle, Company
Jared Grimes, Funny Girl
Sidney DuPont, Paradise Square
A.J. Shively, Paradise Square
John-Andrew Morrison, A Strange Loop

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical 

Jeannette Bayardalele, Girl From The North Country
Shoshana Bean, Mr. Saturday Night
Jayne Houdyshell, The Music Man
L Morgan Lee, A Strange Loop
Patti LuPone, Company
Jennifer Simard, Company

Best Scenic Design of a Play 

Anna Fleischle, Hangmen
Beowulf Borrit, POTUS
Scott Pask, American Buffalo
Michael Carahan and Nicholas Hussong, Skeleton Crew
Adam Rigg, The Skin of Our Teeth
Es Devlin, The Lehman Trilogy

Best Scenic Design of a Musical 

Arnuflo Malonado, A Strange Loop
Beowulf Borrit ad 59 Productions, Flying Over Sunset
Bunny Christie, Company
Derek McLane and Peter Nigrini, MJ
Allan Moyer, Paradise Square

Best Costume Design of a Play 

Emilio Sosa, Trouble in Mind
Montana Levi Blanco, The Skin of Our Teeth
Jane Greenwood, Neil Simon's Plaza Suite
Sofia Bush, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf
Jennifer Moeller, Clyde's

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Toni-Leslie James, Paradise Square
Santo Loquasto, The Music Man
Gabriella Slade, Six
Paul Tazewell, MJ
Fly Davis, Caroline, or Change
William Ivey Long, Diana, The Musical

Best Lighting Design of a Play 

Joshua Carr, Hangmen
Jiyoun Chang, For Colored Girls...
Jon Clark, The Lehman Trilogy
Jane Cox, Macbeth
Yi Zhao, The Skin of Our Teeth

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Neil Austin, Company
Tim Deiling, Six
David Holder, Paradise Square
Natasha Katz, MJ
Bradley King, Flying Over Sunset
Jen Schriever, A Strange Loop

Best Sound Design of a Play 

Justin Ellington, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf
Mikhail Fiksel, Dana H.
Palmer Hefferan, The Skin of Our Teeth
Mikaal Sulaiman, Macbeth
Nick Powell and Dominic Bilkey The Lehman Trilogy

Best Sound Design of a Musical 

Simon Baker, Girl From the North Country
Ian Dickinson and Autograph, Company
Paul Gatehouse, Six
Drew Levy, A Strange Loop
Gareth Owen, MJ

Best Direction of a Play 

Sam Mendes, The Lehman Trilogy
Neil Pepe, American Buffalo
Les Waters, Dana H.
Camille A. Brown, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf
Lileana Blain-Cruz, The Skin of Our Teeth

Best Direction of a Musical 

Stephen Brackett, A Strange Loop
Marianne Elliott, Company
Conor McPherson, Girl From the North Country
Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage, Six
Christopher Wheeldon, MJ

Best Choreography

Camille A. Brown, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf
Warren Carlyle, The Music Man
Carrie-Anne Ingrouille, Six
Bill T. Jones, Alex Sanchez, Garrett Coleman and Jason Oremus, Paradise Square
Christopher Wheeldon and Rich + Tone Talauega, MJ

Best Orchestrations 

David Cullan, Company
Tom Curran, Six
Simon Hale, Girl from the North Country
David Holcenberg and Jason Michael Webb, MJ
Charlie Rosen, A Strange Loop

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